Queue Points

Queue Points

Queue Points is the Black Podcasting Award and Ambie Award nominated music podcast that is dropping the needle on Black Music history and celebrating Black music through meaningful dialogue. The show is hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray. Visit https://queuepoints.com to learn more.

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May 14, 2024 47 mins

In this episode of Queue Points Podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray explore the legendary career of Teena Marie, discussing her significance in Black music history and her status as a uniquely accepted white artist within the Black community. They share their thoughts on how Teena Marie's work and persona would be received in the current social climate, and reflect on her influence in both R&B and hip-hop. Highlighting her col...

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In this episode, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray, reminisce about the impact of the musical duo Zhané. The two first discussed the duo during our conversation about the Roll Wit That Flava compilation album where Zhané’s “Hey, Mr. DJ” became the breakout hit. In this episode the hosts discuss their debut album 'Pronounced Jah-Nay' and the follow-up 'Saturday Night'. Celebrating the unique blend of R&B and hip-hop in their mu...

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In this episode of Queue Points Podcast, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are joined by special guest Latrice Sampson Richards. The conversation focuses on the themes of lyrics and intimacy in music, exploring personal and societal healing through slow jams and other styles of music. Latrice shares her thoughts on the emotional connections that music can foster, and the ability to help us collectively heal. The three share ly...

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For Women’s History Month 2024, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray hosted a live audience at JBs Record Lounge in Atlanta to celebrate the contributions of women to hip hop in Atlanta beyond. The hosts are joined by guests Tosha Love and Empress Rah, and they explore the changing landscape of music discovery from traditional radio to social media. The discussion covers a broad range of topics including Black music history, the ...

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In this episode of Queue Points, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray are joined by guest Brian Patrick Davis, a digital artist, creative director and songwriter. The discussion provides a deep dive into the nuances of songwriting, music creation, and navigating the music business. Brian shares his journey and the importance of collaboration, giving practical advice to aspiring songwriters on protecting their work and empha...

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April 14, 2024 2 mins

Queue Points is the Black Podcasting Award and Ambie Award nominated music podcast that is dropping the needle on Black Music history and celebrating Black music through meaningful dialogue. The show is hosted by DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray.

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In this episode of the Queue Points Podcast, hosts Jay Ray and DJ Sir Daniel discuss Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' album, exploring its themes, guest artists, and the broader impact on the music industry and society. Guest Big Mike joins the discussion, bringing insights from his experience in country radio. They delve into the nuances of the album, its reception, and the controversies. The hosts also discuss the significa...

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In this episode of Queue Points, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray embark on an in-depth discussion and ranking of albums by the iconic female hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa. They explore the cultural significance, commercial success, and personal anecdotes associated with each album, evaluating them based on various criteria such as cultural impact, sentimental value, and nostalgic appeal. The conversation spans the duo's entire discogra...

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DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray dive into the rich tapestry of Black music history through the lens of the iconic children's show, Sesame Street. This episode centers Sesame Street's global influence on children's growth, development, and empowerment. Amid discussing the current concerns about online safety they explore how Sesame Street, with its roots deeply embedded in the Black community, has been a vehicle for teaching ...

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On this episode of Queue Points podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray discuss the misunderstanding and underappreciation of House music in today's pop culture, using a recent tweet, by @thunter86, about the current music era as a springboard. They argue against the claim that we're in a grand House renaissance, pointing out that while House continues to thrive in specific circles, it hasn’t significantly penetrated ...

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On this episode DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray delve into the complex legacy of hip hop artist Khia. Despite the controversies surrounding her, including both homophobic and transphobic statements, Khia's significant contributions to the hip hop genre are explored. The hosts discuss Khia's early life, her success as an independent artist, and her ability to stay relevant for over two decades in the music industry. Highlighting Khia's ro...

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In this episode of Queue Points, DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray take a deep dive into the career and legacy of Grammy-winning, multi-talented artist, Usher Raymond. The podcast also explores Usher's contributions to diversifying the Black music scene, his 2024 Super Bowl performance, and his new album ‘Coming Home’. Additionally, the hosts welcome guest Michael Motley, a Black history podcaster, who discusses the history of...

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Whitney Jones, founder of Atlanta-based event Slow Drag, is here to discuss her journey and the significance of slow jams in reconnecting Black folks to one another. The trio chat about the way Black culture engages with music, and the restorative potential of slow jams for eliciting vulnerability and intimacy within the community. Whitney shares the importance of Slow Drag being an intentionally created space for Blac...

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DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray welcome special guest, Mr. Al Pete, to discuss the impact of producer and rapper, J Dilla on the music industry, remembering his work and legacy. They commemorate J Dilla's birthday, reflect on his unique style, and highlight their favorite Dilla productions and songs. 

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In this episode of Queue Points podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray explore the importance of Broadway musicals in Black music film history. They discuss the symbolism, impact, and significance of the films 'Dreamgirls' (2006) and 'The Color Purple' (2023), both as iconic cultural narratives and conduits of Black music history. They delve deep into the characters, music, and themes of these musicals while drawing parallels to ...

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In this episode of the Queue Points Podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray delve into the career and legacy of Lauryn Hill. We discuss her musical beginnings, the impact of her debut solo album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill', and the many controversies that surround her. Throughout their conversation, we try to offer nuanced perspectives on Hill’s artistic genius, her dedication to her craft, and the importance of...

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DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray engage in a candid discussion about the harsh realities within the music industry, and how it impacts Black artists. They share insights on the predatory nature of recording contracts, likening them to predatory loans, and the exploitation and harm that many artists have endured. They also underscore the harm that some well-known figures in the industry have allegedly caused their...

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In this episode of Queue Points Podcast, hosts DJ Sir Daniel and Jay Ray discuss the life and musical legacy of renowned soul and R&B artist, Barry White. They delve into Barry's musical career as a producer, writer, and singer, and his cultural impact as a 'prototype' for Black male sexuality in the music industry. The hosts also shed light on Barry's influence on several artists and the enduring legacy of his music samples in hip...

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Award-winning hip hop musician, podcaster, journalist and founder of Mister Peterson’s Neighborhood/The MPN Network, Mr. Al Pete has a dope show called The Groove Suite. We’re honored to share this show in our last feed swap for the holiday season. In this episode Al is talking with Webby Award-winner musician, podcaster and producer Donwill.

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Groovers! We are back with a fr...

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Jason Randall Smith aka Macedonia is one of the great audio selectors and musical scholars in podcasting. We are delighted and honored to welcome his podcast Radio BSOTS to Queue Points to share with all of you. Enjoy this sonic journey through some of creative commons best gems.

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This episode represented a much-needed return to the BSOTS podcast feed after several months of...

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